Bali is referred to as the island of the Gods for many reasons. They have spectacular flora and fauna, and vibrant culture, along with delicious local food. It is one of the top destinations to go for honeymoons and family trips. Some people prefer to stay in villas in Bali, while others don’t mind crashing into a hotel resort. Nevertheless, there is almost always something exciting to do in Bali. For those of you who are adventurous and want to do more than lounging under the sun at the beach, here are a few activities that you can definitely try.
Ask any surfer that you know, professional or not, one of their dreams is to surf the waves in Bali. The beaches aren’t the only thing that is beautiful in this island, and the waves are legendary too. There are spots that have calm yet tidy waves, suitable for beginners or those surfing for fun. And then some spots have challenging waves, those that thrills professional surfers. If you’ve never surfed before, this is the perfect place to start. Surfing lessons cost you as low as $30 per person, and you’ll get your own trainer and a surfboard. Usually, a lesson lasts for two hours, and if you want to continue surfing after that, there’s an additional fee of $5 to $10 per hour.
If you’ve ever seen one of those free diving documentary videos and became entirely in awe of the scenery under the sea, you can definitely experience that yourself in Bali. There are plenty of freediving spots and classes available all around Bali. You can have a one day lesson where you dive into the shallow parts of the sea, or you can have a free diving sailing trip which usually lasts for two nights on a boat. You can experience free diving with manta rays and even dolphins. And once you’ve experienced what it’s like swimming around beautiful sea creatures, you’ll never forget it for the rest of your life.
Did we mention that Bali has all these beautiful hills with paddy fields? And even a mountain? You can hike the hills or mountains and witness the spectacular view from up high and experience seeing the rural side of Bali. You can also bike your way up the hills if you’re not so much into hiking. There are hiking, trekking, and biking trips up in Northern Bali, mostly in Ubud. You don’t even have to be accompanied by a guide, but we suggest you get one so that you don’t get lost. Balinese people are very kind and can efficiently guide you.